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As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight and advocate to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands.

Fortunately, you do not have to wage the fight alone. Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, grassroots activity and political action through the California Medical Association's (CMA) California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC). 

Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Support CALPAC

Strengthen your political voice and protect the practice of medicine.

CALPAC Officers

Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.
Vimal Nanavati, M.D.
Development Chair
Valencia Walker, M.D.
Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D.
IEC Committee Chair

CALPAC Board of Directors

Mihir Parikh, M.D.
District 1
Melanie Crane, M.D.
District 2
Satinder Swaroop, M.D.
District 3
C. Freeman, M.D., MBA
District 4
Colleen Copelan, M.D.
District 5
Ramin Manshadi, M.D.
District 6
Shahram Gholami, M.D.
District 7
John Maa, M.D.
District 8
Harshkumar Gohil, M.D.
District 9
Charles Clary, D.O.
District 10
Robert Oldham, M.D.
District 11
Steven Wang, M.D. 
Young Physicians Section
Santano Rosario, M.D.
Resident & Fellow Section
Neha Reddy
Medical Student Section
R. Bob Sankaram, M.D.
Organized Medical Staff Section
Jasmeet Bains, M.D.
Ethnic Medical Organization Section
Hemant Dhingra, M.D.
George Fouras, M.D.
Eric Hansen, D.O.
Jennifer Hone, M.D.
Kermit Jones, M.D.
Atul Nakhasi, M.D.


Micah Scheindlin
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2570
Nathan Skadsen
Associate Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2078


Peter Bretan, MD

Roger Wu, MD

David Aizuss, MD, FAAO, FACS
Jack Chou, MD, FAAFP
Dustin Corcoran
Sergio Flores, MD
George Fouras, MD, DFAPA
C. Freeman, MD, FAPA, MBA
Brian Grady, MD
Jay Joseph, MD
Margaret Juarez, MD
Susan Kaweski, MD
Ramin Manshadi, MD
Theodore Mazer, MD
Robert Oldham, MD
Lee Snook, MD, FACP
Tanya Spirtos, MD
Shannon Udovic-Constant, MD
Robert Wailes, MD

Kent Adamson, MD
Eric Amador, MD
Peter Anderson, MD
Vijay Arora, MD
William Averill, MD
Jasmeet Bains, MD
Marti Baum, MD
Scott Benninghoven, MD
Nick Birtcil
Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD
Rodney Borger, MD
Jeffrey Brackett, MD
Marcelino Calimlim, MD
Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD
J. Brennan Cassidy, MD
Sarah Chae, MD
Amber Chatwin, MD
Lawrence Cheung, MD, FAAD, FASDS
Caleb Chu, MD
K. Michael Conroy, MD
Colleen Copelan, MD
Amarjit Dhaliwal, MD
John Digges, MD, PhD, MPH
Iheanacho Emeruwa, MD
Roger Eng, MD, FACR, MPH
Lawrence Frank, MD, FACP
David Friscia, MD, MBA
Gordon Fung, MD, PhD
Heather Furnas, MD
Raminder Gill, MD
Dev Gnanadev, MD
Catherine Gutfreund, MD
Eric Hansen, DO, FAAFP
Steven Harrison, MD
James Hay, MD
Stephen Hayden, MD
Paul Hegyi, MBA
Standiford Helm, MD
Robert Hertzka, MD
John Hipskind, MD, FACEP
Jennifer Hone, MD, FACE
Nathaniel Howard, MD
Zarah Iqbal, MD, MPH
Ram Kamath, MD
Paul Kirz, MD
Jeffrey Klingman, MD
Mark Kogan, MD
Irina Korman, MD
Thelma Korpman, MD, MBA
Howard Krauss, MD
David Lubarsky, MD
Kristopher Lyon, MD, FACEP
John Maa, MD
Robert Margolin, MD
Kelly McCue, MD
Thomas Melchione, MD
Vimal Nanavati, MD, FACC, FSCAI
John Nelson, MD
Mihir Parikh, MD
Katrina Peters, MD, MPH
Jeffrey Poage, MD, FAAP
Raman Poola, MD
Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP
Albert Ray, MD
Dennis Rhyne, MD
Sion Roy, MD
R. Sankaram, MD
James Schlund, MD
James Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Akhil Sharma, MD
Francisco Silva, Esq.
Mark Sornson, MD, PhD
Mike Steenburgh
Sarah Summer
Wynnshang Sun, MD
Satinder Swaroop, MD, FACC, FACP
Michael Thoene, MD
Ronald Thurston, MD, MSP
Rainilda Valencia, MD
Valencia Walker, MD, MPH
Steven Wang, MD
Timothy Watson, MD, FAAP
Holly Yang, MD
Hamid Zadeh, MD, FACOG

Ruenell Adams Jacobs, MD, FAAFP, FACPM
Ebrahim Ahmadi, MD
Toluwalase Ajayi, MD
Lupe Alonzo-Diaz
Barbara Arnold, MD
William Arroyo, MD
Gabrielle Balan, DO, FAAP
Sharon Basham, MD
J Augusto Bastidas, MD
Christopher Bergeron, MD, FACS
Jodi Black
Alison Boudreaux, MD
Susan Bradshaw, MD, MPH
Rene Bravo, MD, FAAP
Albert Brooks, MD
Kimberly Buss, MD, MPH
Nina Chaya, MD
Anthony Chong, MD
Melanie Crane, MD
Kyle Edmonds, MD
Alison Elsner
David Ford
J. Alex Garcia-Young, MD
Anupam Gupta, MD
Bonnie Hamilton, MD
Ciara Harraher, MD, MPH
Thomas Hazlehurst, MD
Nilesh Hingarh, MD
Darla Holland, MD
David Hong, MD
Arash Horizon, MD
Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD
Kenneth Huston, MD
Janet Jacobson, MD, FACOG
Jonathan Kaplan, MD, MPH
David King, MD
Ralph Kingsford, MD
Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH
Karen Kolba, MD
Richard Kravitz, MD
Lance Lewis, MBA
David Logan, PhD
Mohan Mallam, MD, FACP
Peter Mandell, MD
John Maurice, MD
Douglas Murphy, MD
Timothy Murphy, MD
Michael Neri, MD
Minh Nguyen, DO, MBA, MHA, MPH
Donna Odryna
Richard Pan, MD, MPH
Mark Penner, DO, FACEP
Eileen Quintela, MD
Madeleine Ramos, MD
Ryan Ribeira, MD, MPH
Sukhjit Samra, MD
S. Alecia Sanchez
Javier Sanchez, MD
Michael Schrader, MD, PhD
Aparna Sharma, MD
Diana Shiba, MD
Karen Sibert, MD, FASA
Heather Silverman, MD
Karl Steinberg, MD, FAAFP
James Strebig, MD, JD
Thomas Sugarman, MD
Regina Sullivan, MD
Patrick Tellez, MD, MHSA, MPH
Paul-Thomas Tremoulet, MD
Thomas Valdez, MD
Matthew Vo, MD, MBA
Deeann Wong, MD
William Woo, MD
Anthony York
Paul Yost, MD
Steven Zelko, MD

CALPAC is a voluntary political organization that contributes to candidates for state and federal office who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine. Political law and CALPAC policy determines how your contribution to CALPAC is allocated.  CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the CMA. Contributions to PAC’s are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts.

Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

Contributions made in error may be refunded within thirty (30) days by contacting CALPAC at 1-800-786-4262.

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